Sarah-Jayne Duncan

Age: 29
Goal weight: 60kg
Lives: Newcastle, NSW
Height: 162cm
Marital status: Single and loving it
Children: None
Occupation: Hairdresser

‘Loud’, ‘outspoken’, ‘jetsetter – just three of the adjectives that apply to the eldest Duncan sibling. Sarah-Jayne has been overweight her whole life, finds it affects her work – standing all day goes with the territory of being a hairdresser – and is looking forward to feeling comfortable in her own skin.

Sarah-Jayne counts drinking and smoking among her most damaging vices, and knows that going cold turkey to combat the latter while in the house will be among her biggest challenges.

A healthy mind, body and lungs will be essential for her though if in 2011 she wants to realise her dream of being able to hike when she visits Cambodia.

How are you related to your teammates?
I’m the eldest sister.
What is your favourite food?
What are your hobbies?
World travel, talking.
Where would you like to travel most?
I’ve been to 28 countries – only 150 to go, so take your pick.
What is your dream job?
I have it.
What’s your idea of a good night out?
Good friends, good food, good cocktails and a great DJ.
What made you decide to go on The Biggest Loser?
I needed help to lose weight and connect with myself again.
What is your ultimate Biggest Loser goal?
To be happy with myself as a whole.
What is your favourite TV snack?
What are your biggest fears about the competition?
That I’m not strong enough to succeed.
Who is your favourite ex-contestant? Why?
I don’t – I’ve never watched the show really.
What will you miss most while in the house?
Work and my mum.